NAC Semifinals: No. 3 Maine Maritime Academy at No. 2 UMaine-Farmington

NAC Semifinals: No. 3 Maine Maritime Academy at No. 2 UMaine-Farmington

Sunday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (4-6, 2-2 NAC) at UMaine-Farmington (7-8, 3-2 NAC), 12:00 p.m., Prescott Field, Farmington, Maine.

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Series History: The Beavers hold a 6-1 all-time edge over the Mariners, and went 2-0 in the regular season against Maine Maritime.

Playoff History: The Mariners and Beavers last met in the playoffs in 2017 in the NAC Quarterfinals. In that matchup the third-seeded Beavers defeated the sixth-seeded Mariners, 15-4 at Farmington.

Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse fell to UMaine-Farmington, 16-9 on April 17 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Thomas College.

The Beavers jumped out to a 5-0 lead, before the Mariners scored four-unanswered goals of their own to close the gap to 5-4 with 15:13 remaining in the first half. UMF used a three-goal run to rebuild a 8-4 lead but Olivia Le Blanc (Conifer, Colo.) scored back-to-back goals to cut the deficit to 8-6. Isabella Monbouquette added a goal in the final seconds of the first half to send the Beavers into halftime with a 9-6 lead.

Farmington scored four-unanswered goals to open up the second half, and held the Mariners to just three goals for the remainder of the game, to claim the 16-9 victory.

Madison Barry (Stoneham, Mass.) led the Mariners with four goals, three ground balls, two draw controls and a caused turnover.

Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.) tallied a hat trick, a team-best five draw controls, two ground balls and a caused turnover, while Le Blanc ended the afternoon with two goals, a ground ball and a caused turnover, and Sydney Cole (Westbrook, Maine) tallied five saves, four ground balls and a caused turnover in net for the Mariners.

Monbouquette led the Beavers with six goals, two assists, a ground ball and a caused turnover, while teammate Kaya Backman tallied five goals, three ground balls and a caused turnover. Samantha Cross tallied a game-high seven draw controls and five ground balls, while adding two caused turnovers and a goal and in net Heather Boland tallied 11 saves for the win.

The Beavers edged the Mariners in ground balls, 18-17 and draw controls, 13-12.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse defeated Husson University 12-6 on Tuesday night in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Ritchie Field

Mary Cushing put the Eagles on the board first, but the Mariners scored four-unanswered goals to take a 4-1 lead at 14:22. Husson fought back with back-to-back goals from Cali Newton, but the Mariners went on a three-goal-run to take a 7-3 lead into halftime.

Husson came out strong to start the second half, using a pair of goals to cut the Mariners' lead to 7-5 but the Mariners outscored the Eagles 5-1 for the remainder of the game to secure their first win over Husson in program history.

Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.) led the Mariners with a game-high four goals and six draw controls, while also scooping up five ground balls and causing two turnovers.

Sierra James (Campton, N.H.) net a hat trick to go along with an assist, five caused turnovers and four ground balls, Olivia Le Blanc added a goal and two assists, four ground balls and a caused turnover.

Christina Wilson (East Granbury, Conn.) added a goal, an assist, six ground balls, five caused turnovers and three draw controls, while Julia Dillon (Norway, Maine) and Madison Barry grabbed the other goals for the Mariners. 

In net Sydney Cole collected eight saves and six ground balls for the victory.

Newton led the Eagles with two goals, an assist, four draw controls, two ground balls and two caused turnovers, while Ashley Cummings led Husson with three caused turnovers. Husson's Mallory Burchill tallied 17 saves in the loss.

The Mariners held a 42-32 advantage in ground balls and a 33-21 edge in shots.

UMaine-Farmington's Last Game: UMaine-Farmington's women's lacrosse team closed out their regular season on Tuesday afternoon with a 12-8 victory over Thomas College on Prescott Field in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action.

Isabella Monbouquette scored four goals for the Beavers with one ground ball and one caused turnover. Samantha Cross and Azure Illiano each scored three goals as Cross had five groundballs and six caused turnovers. Keilly Lynch scored one goal with two assists with two groundballs and two caused turnovers. Heather Boland played all 60 minutes in goal for the Beavers making nine saves on 17 shots.

Nikki Bradstreet scored five goals with one assist and one groundball with three caused turnovers. Mackenzie Driscoll scored two goals with two ground balls and two caused turnovers as Carina Iacozzi notched four groundballs.

The Mariners: After 11 games, the Mariners average 10.82 goals and 25.45 shots per game, while averaging 45.6 percent on free position shots and 10.64 draw controls per game.

Sydney Adams leads the Mariners with 31 goals and 49 draw controls, Madison Barry leads the team with nine assists, and Christina Wilson has a team-best 43 ground balls and 28 caused turnovers. In net, Sydney Cole has 72 saves for a 38.7 save percentage.

The Beavers: After 15 games the Beavers average 9.93 goals and 24.47 shots per game, while averaging 36.4 percent on free position opportunities and 11.47 draw controls per game.

Isabella Monbouquette leads the team with 40 goals, Keilly Lynch leads the Beavers with 26 assists, and Samantha Cross leads the team with 58 draw controls and 29 caused turnovers. Monbouquette and Cross lead the team with 43 ground balls each.

In net, Heather Boland leads the team with 90 saves, for a 43.7 save percentage.